America needs tractor-trailers to move the nation’s goods around the fifty states. Unfortunately, while trucks are getting bigger, they must share the same highways as cars which get smaller each year. When a big truck gets in an accident with a passenger car, it is usually the car that gets the worst of it.
Every year in the U.S., there are nearly 500,000 tractor-trailer accidents (semi-truck accidents) with approximately 5,000 of these being fatal. In fact, one out of every eight fatal auto accidents is caused by a collision with a large truck. Typically, truck drivers escape these collisions unscathed. Car passengers are rarely so lucky.
There are special safety laws, rules, and procedures that apply to trucks. Tennessee and federal law regulates truck maintenance and the required forms and inspections for each semi-truck. These reports in the hands of experienced council such as Nashville personal injury lawyer Jim Higgins can be crucial evidence in establishing the condition of the truck and reconstructing the accident.
Many truckers are employed by large corporations that may put delivery of their goods ahead of your safety. Don’t pay for the transportation industry’s greed.Finding the Cause behind the Accident:
Often accidents are just that; "accidents". However, we often find in trucking cases that the accident is really a product of the trucking company violating laws to increase its profits. The more hours a truck can run the more money the company can make. Unfortunately, the more hours a truck runs the more exhausted the driver becomes. A tired driver and a large truck is a deadly combination. That is why we feel it is important to insure that the law was being followed. To investigate a truck case properly we use experts to examine the driver's logs, computer information, truck maintenance and other evidence to recreate any events that may have contributed to the accident. It is our hope that by exposing illegal trucking operation and its consequences we can prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.
Nashville Personal Injury Attorney Jim Higgins can help “level the playing field” by providing Nashville tractor-trailer accident victims with information regarding the practical and legal aspects of Tennessee personal injury law. Jim has extensive experience with truck accidents and commercial vehicle accidents throughout Nashville and the rest of Tennessee. You can rely on The Higgins Firm to provide you with the personal service you need to get the results you deserve.
The Higgins Firm can help you recovery the money needed so you can pay medical and other bills that can accumulate during your recovery. All attorneys’ fees are deducted from the truck accident settlement at the conclusion of your case, so you pay no fee unless the case is successful. If you have been injured or a loved one has been injured or killed in a fatal Nashville tractor-trailer truck accident, it is important to consider your legal options.
The Higgins Firm has the experience and success in this area because each case is thoroughly analyzed to determine just what caused this accident. We enlist the help of trucking experts in every case involving 18-wheeler accidents to help injured clients throughout Nashville and all of Tennessee. If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck or big rig, call Jim Higgins at 1.800.705.2121 to fight for your rights! No matter what kind of truck accident has caused you injury, we can help. Contact us online for a free consultation.
We have office in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville Tennessee, however we serve clients throughout the nation. We have lawyers licensed in Kentucky, Georgia, Texas and Illinois.
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